What’s On TV:
Though the final scene of True Detective‘s “Down Will Come” (52 percent) is spectacular, the events hardly feel earned after a brooding, clunky hour of storytelling.
With a six-year leap forward in the timeline, season three of Masters of Sex (Certified Fresh at 76 percent) takes an intriguing dramatic turn, but may leave a few viewers feeling frustrated.
Ray Donovan (77 percent) expands its canvas, delves deeper into its flawed characters, and grows more compelling as it goes along.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Court, an Indian legal drama about the labyrinthine trial of a political activist on trumped-up charges, is at 100 percent.
- The Look of Silence, a documentary about the survivors of the Indonesian killings of 1965-66 and a companion piece to The Act of Killing, is Certified Fresh at 95 percent.
- A Hard Day, a Korean thriller about a detective whose involvement in a hit-and-run becomes part of a tangled criminal investigation, is at 85 percent.
- Alleluia, a thriller about a man who enlists a lonely widow to join his criminal hustle, is at 85 percent.
- Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney in a drama about an aging Sherlock Holmes in deep rumination about an unsolved case, is at 83 percent (check out this week’s Total Recall, in which we count down McKellen’s best-reviewed films).
- The Stanford Prison Experiment, starring Billy Crudup and Ezra Miller in a fictional recreation of the infamous psychological study, is at 81 percent.
- Woody Allen‘s Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in a dramedy about a philosophy professor who devises a murder plot to help a student in need, is at 41 percent.
- Lila & Eve, starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez in a drama about a woman who vows to track down her son’s killers, is at 40 percent.
- The Ardor, starring Gael García Bernal and Alice Braga in a drama about a mysterious man who defends an Argentinean family from mercenaries who want their land, is at 28 percent.
- Jellyfish Eyes, an animated/live-action hybrid about a group of children who bond with fantastical monsters, is at 25 percent.
- Ooops! Noah is Gone…, an animated comedy about the animals that were unable to secure passage on Noah’s Ark, is at 20 percent.
- Safelight, starring Evan Peters and Juno Temple in a drama about the bond between a teenager and damaged prostitute, is at zero percent.